Bake Sale

Last week I was productive, but not knitting wise. My Church had a big dinner, which we prepare for months, but seeing as I have kids, I can’t help with that part of it. In addition to the big dinner, there’s the country kitchen where everyone bakes their favorite foods. I made 8 mini loaves of pumpkin bread, 2 coffee cakes (it didn’t come out of the pan perfectly, so I only got to use 12 wedges), and 4 dozen milk chocolate chip cookies, which are pretty addictive.

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Carrot Bread

I just made this recipe.  It takes a bit of time, but it’s sooo good. 

1 1/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup raisins (or candied fruit)
1 T margarine
2 large finely grated carrots
1t cloves
1t cinnamon
1t nutmeg

Bring the above ingredients to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.  Cover and let sit for 12 hours or overnight.  Then add:

1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 t salt
1t soda
2t baking powder

Bake in 2 loaf pans or 1 tube pan at 275* for 2 hours. (I kinda fudged the shape of the pan.)

——- recipe is from “A Lenten Cookbook for Orthodox Christians”

Corn on the cob

While I was baking white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies (to be eaten before Friday) and boiling potatoes and onions, mashing them with sour cream and cheese… and boiling some green beans for the side… I was listening to this (Frederica Mathewes-Green).  It’s pretting interesting.

I finished all the problems on the Statistics test today, and I think I even got some of them right.  Hopefully it’ll bring my grade up.  I find out tomorrow morning what I got… hopefully.  *edit* I passed. 😀  But tomorrow is another make up test, to replace another bad grade on a previous test.  *end edit*

I went to my grandparents house this afternoon to feed their cats and take care of their mail.  While I was out there, I thought I might as well see my mom’s parents too.  We had BLT’s, corn on the cob and cantaloupe… everything except the BL’s was from their garden.  I got to take home a couple cucumbers, ears of corn, the green beans that I had for dinner, and some tomatoes.  yummm…. next week I’m going to go help them harvest another session of corn.  Did I mention I love corn on the cob?


By the way, the balcony pot garden idea does not work, if I haven’t mentioned that before.  Don’t try it.  Other good news, it rained a lot today, so I don’t have to water my remaining plants.  I’m going to try and start more shoots of the jade plant from their leaves, also another leaf from a flowering plant that looks a lot like jade, I can’t remember what it’s called now.  But it was soooo pretty.  The leaves had purple on the outside edge, and the flowers were purple.  I hope it works.